One of Bollywood’s most well-known actors, Ranbir Kapoor, was seen on camera throwing a fan’s phone after the fan incessantly attempted to take a photo. The Mumbai event has drawn condemnation from online users, with many urging Kapoor’s wife and fellow Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt to teach him some manners.
The incident was captured on camera and has taken social media by storm. It shows Kapoor leaving a building as a fan approaches and attempts to take his picture. The fan’s phone is seen being pushed away by Kapoor, who then throws it to the floor.
The fan pleads with the actor to stay, but he turns a deaf ear to him and walks away.
Shocking 😱 Ranbir Kapoor THROWS Fan's Phone for annoying him for a Selfie.#RanbirKapoor pic.twitter.com/dPEymejxRv— $@M (@SAMTHEBESTEST_) January 27, 2023
Although the video has garnered thousands of views, viewers contend it appears to be a phone brand’s advertising campaign.
One user said, “It’s AD. Don’t mislead folks.” Another remarked, “He wants to get him a better phone!”
Many online users have voiced their disappointment with Kapoor’s actions, and some have demanded an apology from the actor. Netizens have noted that Ranbir is a public figure and must be more mindful of his acts and how his followers and the general public can view them.
Others have urged Alia Bhatt, Kapoor’s wife, to instil etiquette in him. Bhatt, a well-liked Bollywood actor, is well-known for her approachable personality and has a sizable fan base. According to several online users, Bhatt may positively impact Kapoor and help him become more conscious of his behaviours and how they might affect others.
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The event has also prompted a more extensive discussion about the kind of treatment fans receive from the celebs. Many have noted that although celebrities have a right to privacy, they also owe it to them to be kind and respectful to their fans. When interacting with fans, who frequently idolise and look up to celebrities, some have urged them to show greater empathy and understanding.
This is not the first incident involving a fan that Kapoor has had. In 2016, he was seen pushing a fan in a video after he attempted to take a selfie with Kapoor. However, Kapoor realised his mistake later, expressed regret for his behaviour, and claimed he had acted angrily.